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Where does the name come from?

There re­ally was a Brum­mie gang called Peaky Blin­ders, their height was in the 1890s. The name is said to have de­rived from the safety ra­zors which were sewn into the peaks of their flat caps. De­spite the drama be­ing firmly set in Birm­ing­ham, it isn’t shot there. It’s mostly filmed in Liver­pool and Manch­ester, whose ter­raced streets are eas­ier to ac­cess. Lo­ca­tions also in­clude Leeds and New­cas­tle. The clos­est the cast and crew get to Birm­ing­ham is the Black Coun­try Liv­ing Mu­seum. The first series in­tro­duced us to the Shelby fam­ily who lived in ter­raced houses in Small Heath, Birm­ing­ham in 1919. What’sitaboutand­who’sinit? Gang leader Thomas (Cil­lian Mur­phy) and his older brother Arthur (Paul An­der­son) are strug­gling to cope with the trau­matic ef­fects of fight­ing in the trenches of World War One. He has younger broth­ers, a sis­ter and Aunt Polly (He­len McCrory), ma­tri­arch of the fam­ily.

Cast mem­bers have in­cluded Tom Hardy, Sam Neill, Paddy Con­si­dine, Annabelle Wal­lis, Char­lotte Ri­ley and Ben­jamin Zepha­niah. New re­cruits are Adrien Brody , Ai­dan Gillen and Char­lie Mur­phy. Red Right Hand - is a line in the theme tune. Red right hand is from a line in John Mil­ton’s epic poem Par­adise Lost that refers to divine vengeance. Fa­mous fans: Sa­muel L Jack­son and Snoop Dogg, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Stephen King, Jose Mour­inho and the late David Bowie

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